Lift table with rotary platform …

… more than just lifting and lowering

100% quality control
Whether you order one or twenty lift tables with rotary platform is not crucial: Each single lift table is subjected to a strict test.

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Each enquiry is reviewed and processed by an experienced staff member to ensure you get the perfectly matched scissor lift table.

Guaranteed reliability
Commercial customers receive a two-year warranty with us. Extend it to five years by signing a maintenance contract.

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Where are lift tables with rotary platforms used?

The concept of a lift table with a rotary platform is quite straightforward: it's a scissor lift table with an additional, rotatable platform mounted on top. But what are these lift tables needed for?

As an ergonomic workstation

The most common use case is as a work lift table. While a standard lift table is often sufficient to make the workflow more ergonomic and economical, there are areas where an additional rotary platform enables even more efficient work. For example, we can recommend the article ‘Work lift table as an all-rounder’: The combination of a rotary platform and extension allows for leaving the workstation permanently, leading to shortened production times for large transformers.

In automated conveyor systems

Another application is the process-related rotations within an automated conveyor line. When the direction needs to be changed within a conveyor system, switches and long curves are typically used.
However, if the necessary space is not available or the load being transported does not allow for such redirection, lift tables with rotary platforms and mounted roller conveyors are often used.

For handling the load from all sides

A good example is the use of one of our lift tables with a rotary platform for compacting materials: The scissor lift table lifts Big Packs layer by layer and regularly performs rotations, allowing the compactor to act on the Big Packs via plungers or press bars.

What can the rotary platform look like?

As we cover all steps from design to final assembly in our company, we are flexible in the design of the rotary platform. We have already supplied both square and round geometries, rotary platforms with surrounding border or with slots for the drainage of blasting media.

We are available for personalized consultation to help find the solution that suits your needs. You can find the right contact person here.

Comparison of drive types

Three variants are available for the rotation drive of the platform: 

The manual drive

Undoubtedly, the manual drive is the most cost-effective option. However, it is not only popular due to its cost advantage; in most cases, it simply makes sense.

For the bearing of the rotary platform we use a smooth-running ball slewing ring, allowing heavier weights to be rotated effortlessly depending on the platform size. If the load is not too heavy and the operator can easily access the lift table, we often recommend a non-powered rotary platform. The advantage: The operator can rotate the load at a suitable speed for them (which is often higher than the powered versions).

The electro-hydraulic drive

Hydraulic power transmission is fascinating: It not only allows lifting of heavy loads into the air, but also enables a rotating motion with the same drive.
This is the greatest advantage of the electro-hydraulic drive. Since we manufacture hydraulic lift tables, we always have a hydraulic power unit available, which we can also use for the rotating movement. Compared to an electromechanical drive, this allows for cost savings.

However, the necessary flow rate of the hydraulic swing bearings is a disadvantage: The speed of these rotary platforms is typically not very high, so it can take up to two minutes for a 360° rotation.

The electromechanical drive

Of all three solutions, the electromechanical drive is the most expensive, as it incurs costs for the swing bearing, an electric motor, a brake, and an interposed gearbox.
However, there are several advantages to consider:

  • The speed of the rotary platform is significantly higher than with the electro-hydraulic drive. Therefore, the higher initial costs may potentially be offset by shorter process times.
  • The speed is easily controllable: If different rotation speeds are desired, a frequency converter can be easily installed upstream, allowing the rotation speed to be adjusted almost continuously.

Fixation of the rotary platform

Especially when the rotating lift table is used as an assembly lift table, it can be beneficial to provide a fixation mechanism for the rotary platform.

For powered rotary platforms, blocking the rotation function is easily achievable. We always use rotary drives with self-locking or additional brakes to ensure that the rotary platform comes to a stop when the drive is switched off.

It becomes more complicated with manual rotary platforms. As a standard, we implement fixations using pressure balls, so that, for example, greater force is required to rotate the platform in the 0°, 90°, or 270° positions. The challenge here is to ensure that the additional force required does not become so great that intentional rotation becomes impossible. 
Depending on the application, it may be advisable to use an electromechanical locking mechanism for manual drives: This allows rotation of the platform only after pressing a button.

How many degrees can the platform rotate?

All three variants of the rotation drives allow for endless rotations.

These are only limited by additional structures. For example, if an electrical control is needed on the rotary platform, it must be ensured that the cable is not affected by the rotation.

Lifting and rotating - is that all?

We've already mentioned our all-rounder: a lift table equipped not only with lifting function but also with a swing bearing, a chassis, and a sliding platform.
As you can see from this example, the lifting and rotating function doesn't have to be the end. Further customizations to meet individual requirements are possible. A brief overview is provided by our lift table accessories.

If you have any further questions, we look forward to your call at +49 5939 96796-90 or your e-mail at

Frequently asked questions & our answers ...

Where is the headquarters of Janzen Lifttechnik GmbH?

We are at home in the beautiful Emsland, more precisely in Niederlangen a member community of the joint community Lathen directly on the A31 motorway. This means that we are roughly halfway between North Rhine-Westphalia and the North Sea, right on the Dutch border.

Our region is known, among other things, for the various nature reserves, the well-developed cycle paths, the manufacture of cruise ships, as well as the headquarters of various distilleries.
Should you ever come to our region, we look forward to a visit in our plant.

Where are the lift tables and lifts produced?

With us, not only does the final assembly take place in Germany, but we also cover the entire production chain from construction through steel construction to final assembly in our plant in Niederlangen. With us you get a real 'Made in Germany'.

Is the offer aimed only at traders or also at private individuals?

Even if our products are mainly used in an industrial environment, we naturally also offer them to private individuals.
Just give us a call or send us an enquiry and we will be happy to contact you.

Will I receive a drawing before production starts?

In any case. To ensure that you get the product that you really want, we provide you with an approval drawing before production begins. In addition to the actual product, this also includes the installation situation. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Can I get a CAD model?

After ordering and the design phase, we are pleased to provide you with CAD models. Data exchange is possible in all common formats, including .stp, .dxf, .dwg, etc.

Where can delivery of the products be made?

We produce our lift tables and column lifts in accordance with European standards and guidelines. Accordingly, our sales area is limited to all countries that recognize these standards and guidelines (e.g. the members of the European Union, Switzerland and Australia).

For which countries is the assembly service available?

On request, we assemble our systems throughout Germany, as well as in the neighboring countries of Germany.

Do you need an advice?

The possible uses of scissor lift tables are just as diverse as their equipment variants. On the one hand, this variety of variants is nice, on the other hand, it naturally makes it difficult to correctly select the right lifting table. To make this process easier, you can simply leave us your telephone number here and we will call you back ...